News 2017-01-28T14:24:23+00:00

Excitement is Building Everyday at the Historic Butler Building!

The Butler Building offers unique venue options for community events, family reunions, spectacular weddings, corporate events... the list goes on and on. Below are highlighted events in the Aitkin community as well as featured events at the Butler Building. Stop by to visit our local businesses and see what is happening at the Butler Building!

Acclaimed Lakes Area Music Festival 2017 Prelude Series Returns to Aitkin’s Historic Opera House, July 15th

As part of its acclaimed series of live classical performances leading up to its 2017 Season, the Lakes Area Music Festival will once again return for its third consecutive year to the historic Aitkin Opera House at the Butler Building (301 Minnesota Avenue North) on July 15 at 7 p.m.


Aitkin’s Habitat for Humanity Toolin’ Tour – Ride for Habitat, May 21, 2017

Aitkin Habitat for Humanity will host its first annual “Toolin’ Tour,” a six-hour motorcycle ride through Aitkin County this May, it has been announced today. The inaugural motorcycle tour is a fundraiser for the Aitkin Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, with proceeds going to help in constructing a new home


Save the Dates: Aitkin Farmers’ Market and Harvest Moon Brew Fest Return Once Again This Year

Get your pen or pencil out! The Aitkin Farmers’ Market and the Harvest Moon Brew Fest, both of which have grown to become some of the region’s most popular events, will return again this year. First, the 2017 Aitkin Farmers’ Market is scheduled to return Memorial Weekend on Saturday, May


Calling All Farmers for 2017 Aitkin Farmers’ Market at Historic Butler Building

The Aitkin Farmers’ Market will return for its fourth year, in the parking lot of the historic Butler Building (301 Minnesota Avenue North) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from Memorial Weekend until Labor Day Weekend. Organizers of the annual weekend event are putting out the call to


Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota Announces Intimate Christmas Concert at Historic Aitkin Opera House, December 10

Following on the heels of a lineup of popular musical performances at the historic Aitkin Opera House, the Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota will be presenting a special holiday concert on Saturday, December 10th – “Sing We Now of Christmas” – it has been announced today. The concert, which starts


Nine Minnesota Medical Professionals selected for Medical Trip to Uganda

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for more than 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has selected nine medical personal (nurses and teachers) from an impressive list of 35 applicants


Brew Fest is on TV!

Brew Fest Interview on Duluth ABC 10 Brew Fest Interview on the KARE 11 Brew Fest Interview on KBJR 6 with Jennifer Austin Brew Fest Interview on WCCO Syndicated the CBS Interview Yahoo! News Syndicated CBS Interview!


Aitkin’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest to be Featured on Four Major Minnesota TV Networks, Sept. 10-11

Sylvia Allen, owner of the historic Aitkin Butler Building and co-founder of Aitkin’s Harvest Moon Brew Fest (with the Glacial Lakes Home Brewers), will be making the rounds on a number of Minnesota TV news programs this coming week, to share with viewers what they can expect to see at


Sylvia’s Children Helps Ring In Christmas in July for Over 1,000 Children in Uganda

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit, committed to improving the lives for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda, will be helping to bring in the Christmas cheer…in July! Every year around November, volunteers from around the country embark on a trip to the Ugandan village to help bring Christmas